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Why should you choose a Residential Treatment Center for Addiction?

In Treatment Programs December 2nd, 2022 No Comments

Substance use disorder (or addiction) is a common illness, with approximately 39 million people in America alone suffering from it. As such, there are many different types of treatment out there. However, time and time again, people struggling with addiction are advised to choose a residential treatment center or rehab. This has been true for…

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These Common Misconceptions about Addicts are Harmful

In Alcohol Addiction November 4th, 2022 No Comments

Addiction is an illness that is misunderstood by many people. Some misconceptions regarding addiction can be harmless, as long as they are not imposed on people suffering with addiction. However, when it comes to the way people see addicts, misconceptions can cause real harm. It is important to dispel some of the harmful ideas about…

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3 Reasons you need to live in the Moment after Rehab

In blog October 11th, 2022 No Comments

Whether you are in a 12 Step Program or any other form of addiction treatment, you will have heard one common theme. To recover you need to live in the moment. In AA and NA they call this ‘Just for Today’. In other programs they link it to mindfulness and living in the present. But…

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How Do You Know If You’re In Denial?

In Alcohol Addiction September 3rd, 2022 No Comments

Has someone told you that you have a drinking problem? If so, did you believe them? One of the most common responses to alcoholism is denial, but figuring out if you’re in denial is tricky territory. Denial is a coping mechanism alcoholics use when the problem itself feels too big to confront. Admitting to yourself…

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Look out for these Red Flags when dating as a Recovering Addict

In Alcohol Addiction August 2nd, 2022 No Comments

Recovering from addiction is a complex process that impacts every aspect of your life. One area in which many addicts struggle is dating. Unhealthy relationships can sabotage your recovery, whether that is because your partner becomes an enabler or because they cause you pain and trigger you. A particularly toxic person may even be rooting…

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How are Eating Disorders and Addiction Connected?

In Alcohol Addiction July 5th, 2022 No Comments

Many people have noticed similarities between eating disorders and addictions. Indeed, eating disorders are some of the most common co-occurring disorders with addiction. In other words, people suffering with alcoholism or drug addiction are often suffering with eating disorders at the same time. Why is this the case? Is there really a connection between eating…

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What is the Role of Individual Therapy at a Rehab?

In Drug Rehab May 30th, 2022 No Comments

A recovering addict who attends rehab will be assigned an individual therapist. This is something many people don’t expect. Group therapy is more commonly associated with drug and alcohol rehab. However, individual therapy plays an important part of your recovery journey. Here is why every person requires individual therapy at rehab. Co-Occurring Disorders: Modern rehabs…

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5 Best Houseplants to Get After Rehab

In Alcohol Rehab May 10th, 2022 No Comments

There is a common rule of thumb repeated in rehabs around the world. After leaving rehab, get a houseplant. Once you have kept that alive for a year, get a pet. Only a year after that should you start dating? You don’t need to take this advice too seriously – suffice it to say that…

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3 Reasons to Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

In mental health March 31st, 2022 No Comments

In your search for the best drug and alcohol rehab, you will hear about dual diagnosis treatment centers. Many rehabs now tout their dual diagnosis approach, promising the best possible chance of a successful recovery. The dual diagnosis approach refers to the concept that addiction rarely occurs in isolation. There are common co-occurring disorders that…

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3 Steps to Prepare for Traveling as a Recovering Addict

In Drug Addiction Recovery March 24th, 2022 No Comments

The first few months after I left rehab went really well. During rehab, I had repeatedly expressed my anxiety that I would immediately relapse after being discharged. My therapist helped me create a plan for how to implement everything I had learned on a day-to-day basis. Together, we created a schedule to structure my chaotic…

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